Polar Bears Honored In NESCAC Track & Field Awards

Meghan Bellerose helped the Polar Bears to All-NESCAC recognition in the 4x800m relay
Meghan Bellerose helped the Polar Bears to All-NESCAC recognition in the 4x800m relay

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin first-year Yaw Sekyere (Tampa, Fla.) and the coaching staff of the Bowdoin men's outdoor track and field team led the way in honors announced by the New England Small College Athletic Conference on Wednesday.

In all, thirteen Polar Bears were recognized as All-Conference performers including Sekyere, who placed second in the 100-meters, third in the 200-meters and was a member of the Bowdoin 4x100 relay team that placed fourth. He is the first Bowdoin athlete to be named Rookie of the Year in men's track & field.

Additionally, head coach Peter Slovenski and assistant coaches Lynn Ruddy, Damon Hall and Jasia Richardson were recognized as the men's track & field coaching staff of the year. Slovenski, in his 30th season with the Polar Bears, guided Bowdoin to a third-place finish with 110 points- the team's best finish at the championship since 2002.

Bowdoin All-NESCAC Men's Track & Field Performers (* - won event)
Yaw Sekyere (100M, 200M)
Joseph Staudt (110M hurdles, high jump)
*Brian Greenberg (triple jump)
Colin Tiernan (javelin)
John Pietro (hammer throw, shot put)

Bowdoin All-NESCAC Men's Track & Field Performers (* - won event)
Sarah Kinney (3000M steeplechase)
Sara Ory (400M hurdles)
Ellen Masalsky (javelin)
*Pamela Zabala (discus)
Christine Anderson (pole vault)
4x800M relay (Eleanor Brakewood, Demi Feder, Caroline Shipley, Meghan Bellerose)